Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving kisses

Here's some yummy Hershey kisses filled boxes. I combined the latest Bitten By the Bug challenge and Regina's Cupcake Box with Lid over at The Cutting Café.

I did one with the frame for the see through window and one with a solid top. These boxes are really fun to work with!

For the BBTB challenge it was to used either turkey from the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge...since I was doing two boxes I did one of each turkey. Go on over and check out the great creations the other design team members did with this challenge.

This yummy box is filled with Apple Carmel Hershey Kisses:

These legs are so goofy!

This one is filled with some very very yummy Cherry Cordial Hershey Kisses:

Turkey fixings:
-CS: Bazzill Basics Earthtones
-PPs: DCWV The Fall Stack 2008
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox Merlot, Cocoa, Chestnut Roan and Creamy Brown
-ScrapNfonts Printables: Turkey Talk Cards and Thankful Cards
-Cricut Cart: Stretch Your Imagination - short turkey cut at 2 1/2" with a shadow and the tall turkey cut at 3 1/2" with a shadow
-Misc: MM 1/8" Eyelet (Willow), Michaels' silk flower, adhesive, mini pop dots, transparency, Crop-A-Dile

Have a great Turkey Day and TFL!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Have a Delicious Birthday!

It's my Grandma's birthday this weekend and made her this yummy and frilly card. I used on of the yummy cupcake stamp from Regina's Cutting Café Printable Stamp sets "Cupcakes". Just an FYI, you should run over the The Cutting Café as see her really cute newly released Santa hat (can't wait to make one, or two...)

I also used a few rubber stamps around, on top and inside the card.

Cupcake Mix:
-CS: DCWV "Pistachio" and TPC "Burgundy"
-PPs: Provo Crafts "Pink Berry Stripe" and "Tinkled Pink Dots"
-Stamps: Regina's Cutting Café Printable Stamps, Inkadinkadoo's "Happy Birthday" and "Hand Made with Love", Rubber Soul "Delicious Birthday"
-Ink: Versafine "Onyx Black"
-Primacolor Pencils: PC946 Dark Brown, PC929 Pinks, PC937 Tuscan Red, PC1005 Lime Peel and PC911 Olive Green
-Stickles: "Diamond"
-Ribbon: Offray Kendra Lt. Pink/Opal
-Blossoms: Hero Arts "Spring"
-Misc: Thread, Faux Pearls, Adhesive, Mini Pop Dots, Fiskars Treading Water border punch.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas Tree Pillow Boxes!

Hi! Here's another fun project using Regina's cutting files...this one is her Christmas Tree Pillow Box.

You should go over the The Cutting Café to see what the other DT members did with these fun files!

This was actually my first pillow box and had so much fun I had to make three!

Candy Canes! This is filled with Christmas Candy Corn:

Jingle Bells! This one is filled with Madden Kisses (minty):

Santas Everywhere! Filled with Peppermint M&Ms...Yummy!:

I will be selling these as a set on my Etsy store here.

Christmas Candy:
Candy Cane:
-CS: Bazzill Basics "Safari" and Palo Verde"
-PPs: Provo Craft "Candy Striped"
-Punch: Martha Stewart Branch Punch
-Brads: MM Fa La La "Ornaments"
Jingle Bells:
-PP: DCWV Christmas Glitter Stack 2007
-Brad: MM Rhinestones
-Fluid Chalk Ink: Colorbox "French Blue"
-Ribbon: From stash
-Misc: Silver & Red Jingle Bells
-PP: Provo Craft "There must be Santa"
-Stickles: "Lime Green", "Cinnamon" and "Platinum"
-Stamp: Studio G "Merry Christmas to You"


Tuesday, November 18, 2008


The winner of the blog candy listed here is....

SelahCafe!! Send me an email at nikkiduey@yahoo.com with your snail mail and I'll send out your goodies! And don't forget to pay it forward!!!
Please get back to me by midnight EST Saturday, November 29, 2008.

I want to thank everyone that played along. It was amazing to hear all the great memories of Christmas pasts and reminders of my own.

I used random.org and this is what it spilled out:

1. Selahcafe
2. Shelly
3. Lena Katrine
4. Scrappin Mama
5. Life at Camellia Cottage
6. Dawn
7. ScotsPanda Amanda
8. Becky Aaron's Moma
9. Life at Camellia Cottage
10. Kitty Kats Krafts
11. Janet Bagnall
12. Ink'N'Rubba
13. Alice
14. Jenny
15. Marika
16. Ink'N'Rubba
17. Andrea
18. Jacilynn
19. SquirlyGirl Becky
20. Dawn
21. Ann Hedvig
22. DeeDee
23. Terria
24. Valems
25. Dawn
26. Krista
27. Amanda from AJ
28. Bolha Natasha
29. Alice
30. Marika
31. Melanie
32. Pam's Pride
33. Sharon Caudle
34. Bolha Natasha
35. Pasiakowa
36. Sharon Caudle
37. ScotsPanda Amanda
38. Doris
39. Jacilynn
40. Roxy
41. T's Creations
42. Kim
43. Heike
44. Janie
45. Katy
46. Spartansus Susan
47. Janie
48. Lena Katrine
49. Pasiakowa
50. Jenny
51. Lainy's Little Blog
52. Calrzcardz
53. Lainy's Little Blog
54. Sandra
55. Hali
56. Dayna
57. Katy
58. Roxy
59. Bolha Natasha
60. Alecia
61. Hali
62. T's Creations
63. Heather
64. Andrea
65. Cheri Howard
66. Janet Bagnall
67. Diane W
68. Heather
69. Crafting Diva
70. Diane W
71. Tanja
72. Ivy
73. DeeDee
74. Chris
75. Kama
76. Melanie
77. Alice
78. Iskra
79. Pam's Pride
80. Nette
81. Marika
82. Lainy's Little Blog
83. Diane W
84. Andrea
85. Jenny
86. Dolls123
87. Amanda from AJ
88. Cathys
89. Nette
90. Kitty Kats Krafts
91. Muttshouse
92. M@risk@
93. Barbi Barbara
94. Cheri Howard
95. Pasiakowa
96. Cheri Howard
97. Tanja
98. Tiggertastic Sarah
99. DeeDee
100. Ksinmt Kathy
101. Sandra
102. Heather
103. Berenice
104. Kama
105. Barbi Barbara
106. Barbi Barbara
107. Nancy
108. Nancy
109. Iskra
110. ABC Hobby It
111. Cathys
112. ScotsPanda Amanda
113. Becky Aaron's Moma
114. Dayna
115. Pam's Pride
116. Laurie
117. Doris
118. Kim
119. Doris
120. Crafting Diva
121. Sharon Caudle
122. Dolls123
123. Ink'N'Rubba
124. Jacilynn
125. Krista
126. Iskra
127. Shelly
128. Dolls123
129. Nancy
130. Crafting Diva
131. Ann Hedvig
132. Gabcia
133. Muttshouse
134. Lisa Lou
135. Tiggertastic Sarah
136. Lisa Lou
137. Kama
138. Life at Camellia Cottage
139. SquirlyGirl Becky
140. Valems
141. Zielona
142. Chris
143. Ksinmt Kathy
144. Terria
145. Lena Katrine
146. Janie
147. Dayna
148. Cathys
149. Berenice
150. ABC Hobby It
151. Shelly
152. Melanie
153. Chris
154. Zielona
155. Janet Bagnall
156. ABC Hobby It
157. Ivy
158. Heike
159. Ann Hedvig
160. Calrzcardz
161. Valems
162. Becky Aaron's Moma
163. Sandra

Memories in a Pumpkin Patch

Hi there! Here's something I did for the latest Bitten By the Bug challenge. Our challenge was to use any of the two trees on the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. All the wonderful things the design team did with this cut are amazing!!! You must check them out!

For my challenge I decided to get a little back into scrapbooking...

Pumpkin Guts:
-CS: TPC "Sable" and "Antique Rose, Bazzill Basics "Tangelo", "Safari" and "Palo Verde" and MM "Smooth Cranberry"
-PPs: DCWV from The Fall Stack '08
-Stamp: Magenta Stamps Autumn Squash
-Photo Corners: Heidi Swapp Prim & Proper
-Punch: Martha Stewart's Branch Punch
-Computer Font: DB Journaling Boxes using the character "a" at 250 pts
-Cricut Cart: Stretch Your Imagination cut at 11"


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Set of 4 Cupcake Cards in a Cute Gift Box

Hi! Here's another project that was a lot of fun using Regina's stamping files and her Box Just for Quarter Fold Cards.

The stamping files are from her adorable Cupcake Printable Stamps.

You should go over the The Cutting Café to see what the other DT members did with these fun files!

I had lots of fun working with all kinds of patterned paper in my stash...some that I completely forgot I had! It's funny what you find when you are looking for something else! :p

I also got to do some practicing with my prismacolor pencils and gamsol, I was really enjoying myself with that part of all the fun. :)

If you would like to purchase this set it is available in my Etsy store here.

The cute little gift box that holds all 4 cards perfectly!

Make a Wish!

Yummy yummy cupcake with a cherry on top!

Hope your day is the sweetest ever!

Little sweetheart cupcake:

Cupcake Mix:
Flower Cupcake:
-CS: Bazzill Basics "Iced Cocoa" and DCWV Pink Glitter
-PPs: DCWV Once Upon a Time "Palace Throne"
-Stickles: Burgundy, Cinnamon and Tim Holtz Distressed Antique Linen
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox "Rose Coral"
-Prismacolor pencils: PC946 Dark Brown, PC1005 Lime Green, PC1008 Parme Violet and PC911 Olive Green
-Misc: Gamsol, Sheer Gold Ribbon, Rhinestone brad, adhesive and mini pop dots

Cherry Cupcake:
-CS: MM Purplish/Muave
-PPs: Deja Views Paper & Punch Out Tablet Fresh Print "Apple" (brown paper) and Paper Pizzazz "Friends Definitions"
-Stickles: Orange Peel
-Prismacolor pencils: PC946 Dark Brown, PC1008 Parme Violet and PC918 Orange, PC924 Crimson Red and PC902 Ultramarine
-Misc: Gamsol, Thread, Glossy Accents and adhesive

Heart Cupcake:
-CS: Bazzill Basics "Tropical"
-PPs: MM Noteworthy Audrey Floral and DCWV "I Love U Red Vintage"
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox "Merlot" and "Celedon"
-Stickles: Yellow
-Prismacolor pencils: PC924 Crimson Red, PC992 Light Aqua and PC929 Pink
-Misc: Gamsol, Thread, K&Company Smitten Die Cut Hearts, Glossy Accents and adhesive

Candle Cupcake:
-CS: Bazzill Basics "Tangelo" and MM Smooth Cranberry
-PPs: Deja Views Paper & Punch Out Tablet Fresh Print "Plum" (red paper) and Paper Pizzazz "Purple Party Words"
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox "Amber Clay"
-Prismacolor pencils: PC942 Yellow Ochre, PC1029 Mahogany Red, PC931 Dark Purple and PC1034 Golden Rod
-Misc: Gamsol, 4 mm self-adhesive gems, adhesive, Cricut cart Alphalicious for the scallop frame

Gift Box:
-CS: Bazzill Basics "Tropical"
-PPs: DCWV Once Upon a Time "Palace Throne" and MM Noteworthy Audrey Floral
-Misc: Sheer Gold Ribbon, Fiskars Eyelet Lace Embossing Punch, adhesive
Flower Cupcake:
-Prismacolor pencils: PC946 Dark Brown, PC929 Pink, PC1017 Clay Rose, PC1080 Beige Sienna, PC992 Light Aqua and PC905 Aquamarine
-Stickles: Eucalyptus, Pink and Tim Holtz Distressed Antique Linen
-Misc: Gamsol


SheetLoad's Blog Candy Blow Out

Lots of giveaway goodies over at SheetLoad of Cards, a must check out!

Here are the goodies you can win:

If you click here to go straight to the candy!

Good luck!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Hot Cocoa Box...

...and mini marshmallows! Here's my 2nd creation using Regina Easter's awesome cutting files. This one is the Long Window Box.

The design team has officially been given a name...The Cutting Café design team...I love it! You should check out what the other DTs members have done!

Check out Regina's The Cutting Café site and see all the wonderful cutting designs she has to offer.

Check out her How To site to see all the options you have with her designs.

Baby, It's Cold Outside so come on in and have a cup of hot cocoa...I have two available on my Etsy store.

Hot Cocoa Mix:
-CS: TPC Navy Blue
-PP: Paper Pizzazz "Let it Snow"
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox "Ice Blue" and "Chestnut Roan"
-Stickles: Star Dust
-Prismacolor pencils: PC941 Light Umber and PC946 Dark Brown
-Computer fonts: scrapNfonts "DB Snowy Doodles" for the snowflakes (character "P" at 150 pts) and Baby, It's Cold Outside! (character "D" at 100 pts) and "DB 'Tis The Season Modern" for the tag (character "I" at 200 pts)
-Cricut Cart: Christmas Cheer for the Mug cut at 4"
-Cutting Files: Regina's The Cutting Café "Long Window Box"
-Misc: Chipboard, white liquid applique, gamsol, ribbon, transparency, homemade cocoa, mini marshmallows


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Pails for the neigborhood kiddies!

I know, most of the things I've been working on lately have been Christmas stuff but I forgot to post these Trick or Treat Pails that I made for the neighborhood kiddies that live next door. Boy, were they cute!

Halloween Candy:
-CS: Bazzill Basics "Palo Verde"
-Stamps: Inkadinkado's Haunted House, Studio G Series 18 "Too Cute to Spook (Trick or Treat) and "A Haunting we will go" (Happy Halloween)
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox "Creamy Brown"
-Ribbon: Black Stain and Orange Organza
-Tags: Grunge Tags by AmyLiz
-Punch: Martha Stwart's Drippy Goo


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Mixing Cricut & scrapNfonts for a Season's Greetings in a Winter Wonderland!

Hey there, this past week's challenge over at Bitten by the Bug was to use the card cut from Christmas Cheer as a blank canvas and incorporate some amazing doodlebats and fonts from scrapNfonts. We were asked to use a doodlebat from DB 'Tis the Season Modern and the font SNF Classy Charm (very classy!). I chose to use the Season's Greetings round tag, which is character "M" from DB 'Tis the Season Modern and also the cutest Snowman (character "Q") from DB Snowy Doodles. You should see what the other design team members did with this challenge, go on over to BBTB and see!

Here's mine:

I love this font SNF Classy Charm...you'll be noticing it more in my future projects...

I got to use my blog candy winning, Martha Stewart's Alpine Snowflake Punch! Thanks DeeDee for running your blog candy!

No snowflake is alike:
-CS: TPC Classic Red
-PPs: DCWV The Christmas Stack from 2007
-Stamps: Inkadinkado's Warmest Holiday Wishes and the Snowflakes from Frames & Circle Icons
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox Dune and Cocoa
-Primascolor Pencils: PC918 Orange, PC946 Dark Brown and PC924 Crimson Red
-Stickers: Jolee's Boutique Glistening Snowflakes
-Punch: Martha Stewart's Alpine Snowflake
-Computer fonts: scrapNfonts DB 'Tis the Season Modern character "M" at 125 pts (round tag), DB Snowy Doodles character "Q" at 250 pts (snowman) and SNF Classy Charm at 26 pts
-Cricut Cart: Christmas Cheer the card cut at 7"
-Misc: Gamsol, Adhesive, Mini Pop Dots, MM 1/8" Berry Eyelet, Crop-A-Dile


My 1st project on Regina's cutting design team!

I'm so excited to present to you my 1st completed project using Regina Easter's awesome Shaped Christmas Cards with a Box cutting files. You must go to her Cutting Design's and Downloadable Stamps site and see all the wonderful designs she has to offer for extremely reasonable prices. What is great about these cutting files is you can use them over and over. They come in the format of WPC and PDF files. The WPC files are for those of you that have a Pazzles Inspiration machine (which I someday hope to have!). The PDF file you can print using your home printer and manually cut yourself with scissors OR if you have a Cricut Expression you can do what I'm doing which is converting the PDF file to a SVG file using Inkscape, a free downloadable software, and then import that file into a software program called SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) which this you do have to purchase, but fully worth it! You can do an internet search for it to purchase. Once you've done that then you can cut it using your Cricut Expression though a USB cable/port from your computer.

It is with honor that I get to present to you my first project as a design team member on Regina's cutting team (which the name of the team is under construction). To see the work of the other very talented design team members please go here. So without further ado here is my contribution:

Don't you love the see through window to see the envelops to the shaped cards?

Here are the cards with matching envelops:

The Ornament:

The Present:

The Stocking:

The Tree:

I absolutely love this stamp!!! It's from Inkadinkado's Snowflake A Plenty clear set:

Holiday Trimmings:
-CS: TPC Plum Tree and MM Smooth Grapevine
-PPs: Anna Griffin
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox Wisteria, Moss Green, Amber Clay, Chestnut Roan, and Dune
-Stickles: Lavender
-Dew Drops: Hyacynth
-Stamps: Inkadinkado's "Three Ornaments", "Snowflakes A Plenty" clear set, "Winter Trails" clear set, "Holiday Expression Peg Set" and Studio G "Christmas Cheer" (series 21)
-Cutting Files: Regina's Cutting Designs "Shaped Christmas Cards with a Box"
-Misc: Adhesive, Chipboard, Transparency, MM 3/16" Antique Copper Eyelet, Crop-A-Dile


My to do list...

*Become a Project Corner & Spotlight winner on the Cricut™ Chirp Newsletter (or at least a highlighted thread)
*Ongoing Memorial Journal for Morgan
*Scrapbook for my favorite moments at DisneyLand and DisneyWorld (my other obsession, big, big, big Mickey fan!)
*Scrapbook for my trip to Europe
*Scrapbook for the last two years of the kids for my DF's mom and one for his Dad.